Browser Hijacker Removal Guide

Help me get rid of It takes away my favorite homepage and changes my browser default settings without my permission. I can’t stand it. It makes me feel that I am not the owner of my computer any more. It forces me to go visit strange websites that I have never heard. Help me get my homepage back and kick this nasty thing off my browser immediately. Thank you in advance.

Brief Description to Hijacker is categorized as browser hijacker that can hijack various kinds of browser, such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and other similar browsers. Though it looks like a regular search engine, it is an ad-supported type program that is used to promote its sponsored products. Its developer will generate revenue by redirecting its victims to affiliated websites which makes their websites popular in a way. It is necessary for you to note that potential risk may exist on those unknown websites. You must stay alerts against those websites that you are redirected to for no reason. After all, virus can hide anywhere on the Internet. If you see browser hijacker on your computer, do not hesitate to remove it out of your system.

According to experts’ study, browser hijacker mainly is spread via free game software and shareware. Under heavy pressure from job, many people choose computer games to relax themselves. Hence, many types of game software are invented for the market need. However, some people just take advantage of this kind of software for money. They bundle adware with those free software to get into your system and display annoying ads without your permission. Generally, browser hijacker is installed along with free software as a plug-in. Sometimes, it may tell you that plug-in program will be installed when you install free software. If you notice this message, you can cancel plug-in program installation. However, most people failed to read installation items carefully and allow unwanted program get into your system indirectly. Therefore, browser hijacker infection becomes common in those years. We suggest you cancel plug-in program installation to avoid unwanted adware. Besides, it is a wise idea to download software from its developer’s official website. If you are not sure whether the software is safe or not, you can use your security program to scan it before you use it. In this way, you can protect your computer safely. browser hijacker is harmful for both your browser and computer system. It can change your homepage into or other suspicious websites without your approval. Many toolbars are added which makes your browser run slow. When you open your browser, all components of browser hijacker will be loaded. It takes up much space of your CPU. In addition, it will mess up your browsing experience badly. When you are searching for certain information, it hijacks the information you want and injects irrelevant ads into your search results. No matter which result you click on, it will redirect you to and its affiliated websites which is a time consuming thing to get what you what from the Internet. When you look for products online, tons of annoying ads pop up on your browser. Sometimes, some ads just take up your screen. You may want to close the ads to go on shopping. However, you just see that a new tab with suspicious content is opened after you click on it. Many virus and Trojan victims told us that their computers had been infected after they were forced to visit malicious websites by browser hijacker. Therefore, do not ignore browser hijacker. Last but not least, browser hijacker can monitor your browsing activities, steal confidential information and install additional malware to damage your system. For its developer, your browsing habit, frequently visited websites and other information are very important to its affiliated products. You must protect your confidential information that you filled up online before. Do not give any chance to the cyber criminals to access your bank accounts and codes. Get rid of browser hijacker to end this potential risk right now.

Processing manual removal is supposed to have a certain level of computer literacy. If you are not sure how to start and are afraid of making any critical mistakes damaging the computer system, please live chat with YooCare Expert now.

Removal Guide

1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions

* Internet Explorer:

(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Internet Options

Tools in IE

(2). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the suspicious add-ons


* Firefox:

(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Add-ons


(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable

* Google Chrome:

(1). Click Customize and control Google Chrome button → Tools → Extensions


(2). Disable the extensions of

2. End Relevant Processes

(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab


*For Win 8 Users:

Click More details when you see the Task Manager box


And then click Details tab


(2). Find out and end’s processes

3. Show Hidden Files

(1). Click on Start button and then on Control Panel

(2). Click on Appearance and Personalization


(3). Click on Folder Options


(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window

(5). Choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category


(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window

*For Win 8 Users:

Press Win+E together to open Computer window, click View and then click Options


Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category


4. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files

(1). Delete the registry entries related to through Registry Editor

Press Win+R to bring up the Run window, type “regedit” and click “OK”


While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete its registry entries

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ‘Random’

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Random

(2). Find out and remove the associated files




Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor:


No matter your operating system is Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 or Mac ios, will always be able sneak into your system in the name of regular plug-in. Though browser hijacker is not as aggressive as Trojan and other computer threats, it can bring you strong and harmful computer threats that hide on suspicious websites. Besides, you would lose money after the cyber criminals grab your bank card details from this browser hijacker. The longer it stays in your system, the more dangerous your system and information will be. We kindly suggest you remove browser hijacker out of your system as soon as possible. As you installed program indirectly, your security program will not detect it as a threat, let alone removing it. It will be a better choice for you to remove browser hijacker manually.

Published by on April 17, 2016 1:13 pm, last updated on April 24, 2016 1:02 pm

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